Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has warned Reds forwards Christian Benteke and Daniel Sturridge over their future at the club under Jurgen Klopp. The defender is unsure if the duo will be able to adapt to the German manager's high pressing style, which will demand extra effort from all the players.
The Mirror understands that the Merseyside club covered more distance than any other team in the Premier League this campaign, a massive 116km, during Klopp's first game in charge against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane. The manager has made it clear that he wants the players to play in 'full throttle' in all the games.
Sturridge and Benteke are currently injured and are yet to play under the former Borussia Dortmund manager, but the duo could return for the Anfield outfit's clash against Southampton on Sunday (25 October). Divock Origi, who made his first start for Liverpool in their game against the north London club, failed to mark his first start with a goal, but the manager was impressed with the Belgian international's work-rate. Carragher believes that the former Aston Villa and Chelsea strikers will have to be ready to go the extra mile to have a chance of playing regularly under Klopp at Liverpool.
"Can Klopp get Sturridge and Benteke to buy into that [approach]? I think he is the type of manager who demands it," Carragher told MNF, as quoted by the Mirror. "He will expect that. Those players will have to do that or they won't play or be moved on. They will have to if they want to stay at Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp."
Klopp's second game in-charge will be in the Europa League when Liverpool welcome Russian side Rubin Kazan to Anfield on Thursday (22 October).